Gold imports rose 12.6 per cent in June from a year earlier to $2.69 billion amid a jump in global prices to six-year highs, a government source said on Tuesday.
However, imports were 44 per cent lower in June from May's $4.78 billion, the source said, who was not allowed to speak to the media.
In India, local prices jumped to a record high in June, moderating demand from retail consumers.
The drop in gold imports by India, the world's second-biggest consumer of the precious metal, could weigh on global prices that are struggling to hold recent gains.
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